Sparking School Holiday Creativity

AIR karaoke performanceFamilies getting stuck for ideas in the final weeks of the school holidays needn’t despair, as the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) still has plenty of activities on offer with something sure to interest visitors of all ages.

TMAG’s School Holiday Program gets underway on Tuesday 20 January, with free, drop-in sessions between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm each day until Friday 23 January – no bookings required.

Drawing, collage making, dress-ups, sleuthing and whale evolution are just some of the exciting activities and topics to explore throughout the week, so come along and join in the fun.

During January, TMAG is also hosting inventive and original local artist Selena de Carvalho as part of its Artist in Residence (AIR) Program, supported by Detached Cultural Organisation.

Selena is collaborating with visitors to create a new, interactive project for TMAG as part of the next phase of her exciting project ‘The Evolutionary Straightjacket’, which responds to the serious issue of species extinction.

She will be running special workshops in the Centre for Learning and Discovery as part of the school holiday program, and is inviting families to help her create totemic costumes and masks inspired by threatened and extinct species.

As part of TMAG’s AIR program, visitors also have the opportunity to become part of the art work by participating in special karaoke performances (pictured above).

Step into one of Selena’s dazzling costumes and join her in the karaoke booth in character as an extinct creature while belting out a pop song about strength and survival – it’s a great chance to try something new at the start of the New Year.

Karaoke sessions will take place on Friday 16 January from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Saturday 24 January from 11:00 am – 1:00pm and Sunday 1 February from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm.

And finally, young visitors can also become 'TMAG Explorers' by picking up a copy of the Explorer’s Logbook at the visitor information desk and completing the trail in order to claim their special Explorer Badge from the Museum Shop.

See the full program of School Holiday activities here and the full AIR program here.